Best Events in Glasgow
When it comes to what's on in Glasgow, this wee city has some crackers. From kicking club nights and fun student parties, to wine clubs, whisky tastings and food fun. From the cool and quirky to the classy, the something a little different to a new twist on the same old thing. Here's our pick of the best events in Glasgow, so make sure you check them out and have yourself a very fun, very special, very cool night out in Glasgow.
Last updated on 21st February 2017
Taking place in August, Cocktails in the City is one of Glasgow's most popular events. Head over to The Briggait for a night of mixing, concoctions and tasting as the country's best bar people give demonstrations, allow you to make your own tipples and learn the master craft.
Irish heartthrob trio Taken are settling into The Classic Grand for the Scottish leg of their UK tour. Bringing forth their trademark mix of rock and pop for their much-anticipated tour, fans also have an opportunity treat themselves to a VIP package which involves a meet-and-greet.
Subculture at Sub Club is the longest running club nights in Glasgow, and with good reason. Resident DJs Harri & Dom have been at the decks for nearly twenty years pumping their unique brand of punchy house to an adoring crowd of ravers who never tire of their stomping sessions. With an ever-evolving selection of top name guest DJs joining them in the Central Glasgow club every Saturday night, there's a reason this club night has garnered quite the cult following and regarded as one of the best events in Glasgow each week.
Legendary DJ Gilles Peterson is coming to Glasgow for a huge night this March. Taking over the Sub Club, the DJ will be taking over their Melting Pot nights as he mixes up a whole host of genres to create a seriously hot playlist.
The only comedy show in Glasgow to be sold out every week for the past five years, The Stand’s Saturday Show brings together the most side-splitting comedians for a night of hilarity. Bringing together five different acts, the best comperes and great headlines from around the UK and abroad, your laughter is guaranteed.
It’s all about trance music at Colours Twenty Two and with their birthday coming up, it’s about to get even bigger. For once of the best clubbing events in Glasgow, get yourself down to SWG3 as they feature top DJ talent like John O’Callaghan, Solarstone and Will Atkinson.
Salsa Night at Boteco do Brasil is barrel loads of fun and definitely one of the best events in Glasgow each week. Every Wednesday you can unleash your inner Latin flair with a night of raucous dancing and partying. The evening kicks off with Tumbao Salsa School classes for mixed abilities from 6.45pm. Then from 10.30pm, salsa DJs turn up the heat - and the music - for one red hot night on the dancefloor of this Merchant City bar and club.
Spread across eleven hours and two venues, Animal Farm is bringing an audio-visual experience like no other. The top techno DJs will be playing great songs, but what makes this one of the best events in Glasgow is that it will deprive you of all but the necessary senses, meaning you get to experience something truly unique.
Bongo’s Bingo has been making waves in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds with its ridiculous sense of fun and it's finally make its way to Glasgow. As anyone who’s been to this bingo-with-a-difference before knows, expect a whole heap of rounds like dance offs, rave rounds, weirds prizes and a lot of mayhem.
The Pretty Ugly Club is one of the best club nights in Glasgow if you're looking from something a little different to the usual party anthems. Three ladies at the decks spinning some of the slickest alt tunes around in The Admiral basement - what could be better?
Stereo is hosting another huge night as they invite in DJ Format, a DJ who has worked with some of the US' biggest names. This May he's joined by Abdominal as they play the latest tracks from their new album.
Who needs to head to South America when you can have all of the festival spirit right here in Glasgow? Mardi Gras is taking place at Boteca Do Brasil as the lively venue puts on a party that includes samba dancers, live music and DJs.
This masterclass has to be one on of the best events in Glasgow for gin fanatics. First, you’ll receive a delicious G&T on arrival, before exploring four different types of gin with the help of an expert. After, you’ll retire upstairs for a wonderful two course lunch created by an award-winning chef.